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7 ways that you can treat yourself when you are raising a young family

When you are dealing with the important responsibility of raising a young family, you may feel as though you never have a moment to yourself. While it is important to put your children first, there should also be times when you think of your own needs. Running yourself into the ground and letting go of your own identity, isn’t good for anyone. You need to remind yourself, on a regular basis, that you are doing a fantastic job and deserve to have a little fun. If you are searching for inspiration, you will need to read on. Below are seven ways that you can treat yourself when you are raising a young family. Invest in your dream car If you are in charge of the school run, you may spend a lot of your time in a sensible vehicle that is perfect for your family life. Investing in a family car is a sensible move for anyone with children. However, these kinds of vehicles are rarely exciting. Why not treat yourself to an old school car that you can truly fall in love with? This could be the perf…

7 Great Ways to Save Money on Your Cosmetics

When it comes to saving money on the day to day necessities, makeup and toiletries are often one of the areas where the biggest savings can be made. If you find yourself needing to adjust your monthly budget then the following words of advice will help you to cut down on your cosmetics spending. Finish What You HaveWhen times are good, and we aren’t doing any penny pinching we often end up buying more makeup than we need, usually because we decide that we don’t like or have grown bored with what we have. Before you go out and buy any more makeup search your home for any usable products and make sure that they are finished before you buy anything new. Switch BrandsNext time you go out makeup shopping have a look at the different brands that are available, cheaper items aren’t always inferior and sometimes you can get the same results from a cheaper product. The thing is you won’t know unless you try! Buy in BulkOnce you’ve identified your preferred brands and items you can then look online

3 Tips For Camping With Kids

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3 Tips For Camping With KidsCamping with your kids is a great way to spend quality time with the family. The amount of time kids spend in front of a screen has doubled since 1995 to roughly 6.5 hours a day, according to the Connected Kids Report. Camping gets them out of the house and keeps them active. But having a successful camping trip with kids can be tricky as well. Here are three quick tips to help you get organized and enjoy your time away. 1. Be Prepared for Game TimeWhile children might enjoy the swimming, hiking and outdoor activities available to them, you never know what the weather could be or even their mood. It's always a good idea to come prepared with some entertainment to ensure that nobody gets bored or irritated. You could try some classics like a frisbee, or hacky sack or curl up in the evening around the campfire with board games and cards. If you're really passionate about giving them the true camp experience, why not create some DIY games like knot-tying…

Gut Health

The Plexus Triplex™ System is a combination of Bio Cleanse, ProBio 5, and Slim supplements. It works in three ways to remove, replenish and rebalance your body to help get your gut back into balance. If you have struggled to lose weight on your own, TriPlex can help support your weight loss goals.* Bio Cleanse helps you maintain a healthy intestinal tract, ProBio 5 replenishes your gut with five beneficial probiotics and enzymes to support gut health and nutrient digestion, and Slim is clinically demonstrated to help you lose weight.* BenefitsSupports weight loss*Supports healthy glucose metabolism*Promotes healthy gut flora*Helps maintain a healthy immune system*Improves gastrointestinal health*Helps remove harmful microbes and substances*Helps relieve gas, bloating, and discomfort*Helps digest nutrients better*Supports natural detoxification* FeaturesClinically validated weight loss system*Provides 5 beneficial probiotics: Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacter…

Freezing Weather- Bring out the Tea!

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Have y'all heard that our church started a non-profit tea shop?  We are tea with a mission! Your purchase provides for global, regional, and local mission work to be accomplished.  Our staff volunteers believe that your little cup of tea can make a big change in someone's life.
It is one small thing we can do and with your help, we can help more! I am so eager and excited to do more with Royal Tea sales.   We ship directly to you!   We will be open for business November 7th!  
We will keep you posted on a grand opening!  
We have over 40 teas so I'm sure you can find several you will enjoy.   I do not believe the lies when I hear people say, "I don't like tea!"  I believe everyone can enjoy tea!   


Book Review: "Indescribable- 100 Devotions about God and Science

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Book DescriptionDiscover the Wonders of the Universe with the Creator

It’s impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light, and speaks things into existence—from the largest stars to the smallest starfish. God is a powerful, purposeful, personal, unparalleled Creator.

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens tell the glory of God. And the skies announce what his hands have made.”

Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with scientific findings, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at

• Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars

• Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather

• Animals—from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs

• Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations

Each devotion features a “Be Amazed” section with fascinating facts, hands-on activities, and a closing prayer. Based on Louie Giglio’s popular messages “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God,” Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science will help kids di…

Book Review: God's Great Love for You" by Rick Warren

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Thanks to Zondervan for allowing me to be a part of the ZBlog Squad review team.  I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 
Book Description:
God’s Great Love

Created the entire universe

And everything in it

Including you.

God’s Great Love for You, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author and respected pastor Rick Warren, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey that lets them know God’s love is with them wherever they go. With breathtaking illustrations by Chris Saunders, the simple yet poignant text comes alive as a child journeys to places far and near and discovers God’s great love is perfect, and everywhere, and will never end.
My Review: This hardcover book from Rick Warren is a very quick read with TRUTH on every page about the LOVE of God.   I think the illustrator, Chris Saunders, made some beautiful pictures really capturing nature and God in creation in a comforting …

Book Review: "Glimmer and Shine" by Natalie Grant

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Thanks to Zondervan for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.   Praises of a Wife and Mommy are proudly a part of the Zblog squad team!  

Product Description:

In Glimmer and Shine: 365 Devotions to Inspire, author and award-winning recording artist, Natalie Grant, challenges and inspires girls ages 8 and up to be their best selves throughout every daily devotion filled with Bible verses, thought-provoking readings, prayers and interactive weekend pages that include quizzes, coloring pages and more. Girls can be confident and have fun when they decide to follow Jesus. Growing in faith, building up confidence, and trusting God even when we may not know where He is leading can be an adventure when His promises fill each moment. This two-color book of devotions with a ribbon marker and decorated cover provides inspiration for each new day. Glimmer and Shine is designed to speak directly to …

3 Tips For Camping With Kids

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3 Tips For Camping With KidsCamping with your kids is a great way to spend quality time with the family. The number of time kids spend in front of a screen has doubled since 1995 to roughly 6.5 hours a day, according to the Connected Kids Report. Camping gets them out of the house and keeps them active. But having a successful camping trip with kids can be tricky as well. Here are three quick tips to help you get organized and enjoy your time away. 1. Be Prepared for Game TimeWhile children might enjoy the swimming, hiking and outdoor activities available to them, you never know what the weather could be or even their mood. It's always a good idea to come prepared with some entertainment to ensure that nobody gets bored or irritated. You could try some classics like a frisbee, or hacky sack or curl up in the evening around the campfire with board games and cards. If you're really passionate about giving them the true camp experience, why not create some DIY games like knot-tying…

'Twas The Evening Of Christmas

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Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town, Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found.  Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door, At last, found a place on a small stable floor. For over 200 years, families have gathered on Christmas Eve to hear the much-loved words of Dr. Clement C. Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. This year, families can gather together to share the real Christmas story––the story of Jesus’ birth. ’Twas the Evening of Christmas echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Dr. Clements’ poetry, but instead of focusing on Santa, it focuses on the baby Jesus, who is, after all, the true hero of Christmas. All families will delight in this simple retelling of the most famous story ever told. With a cover that comes alive with foil and sculpted embossing, this book is sure to become a Christmas classic. My Review: Christmas is right around the corner... I think only 6 more Fridays until Christmas.  This is a great book to pair with "Twas…

The right probiotic and vitamin

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Crafting With Kids: 5 Tips To Maximize The Fun

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Arts, crafts, and creative activities can be a great way to spend special time with your children. Even from an early age, they can gain a lot from those tasks while you get a chance to aid their development in a rewarding environment. If those leisurely assignments are to be considered a success, however, you’ll need to ensure that they’re fun. This can seem like a slightly daunting challenge, but these five simple tips should give you a far better shot at making that happen. What are you waiting for? Let’s get to work. #1. Become Inspired Every great project starts with a winning idea. While it’s great to let kids gain inspiration for themselves, there’s no reason that you cannot give them a few options. Arts and crafts needn’t be limited to painting. You could think about turning old toys into bedroom ornaments. Alternatively, you may want to create crafts to be used in the kitchen, garden, or other parts of the home. With so many wonderful resources for research available on…

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

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When it comes to teaching in 2017, there is a lot to think about. Students are under a ridiculous amount of pressure to succeed, with exams and tests thrown at them every year from an early age. Teachers are held up to an increasingly high standard too. Their every move questioned, and their teaching styles held up to constant scrutiny. It’s fair to say that teaching is now about so much more than merely passing on knowledge to future generations.
Teachers must support and counsel their pupils; they must spot the warnings that something is wrong and know how to deal with the countless problems a child today could be facing. They must encourage and inspire, and they must promote a love of learning which will last a lifetime. All while making sure their students are aware of online safety, consent, and nutrition, and they must make sure children are aware of the ways in which they must protect themselves. Then, of course, they must teach and teach in a way that means the children…